Weekly Update

Weekly Update

Readings for next Sunday, 6th September, Pentecost 14; First reading: Exodus 12.1-14; Psalm 119.33-40; Second reading: Romans 13.814; Gospel: Matthew 18.15-20

Prayer and Pastoral Care

Please pray this week for – Toby, Lindsey, Erin, Theresa and family; Ruth; Wes and Joyce; Jeff; Nalini, Sangceta and Raj; Victoria, Karen and Debbie; Mary; Nelson; Shirley; Myfanwy; Ray; Margaret; Pat and Sean; Brenda; Laurel and Rob; Ruth; Nancy June; Barry; Sarah; Mike and family; Susan; Stephanie and Ron; Scott and Logan; Beth; Mary Anne; Cate; Don and Shirley; Keith and Betty; Cathy and Susan; Terry and Mike; Brent; Victoria and Debbie; Charles and Pauline; Aldene; Jack and Nancy plus Cindy; Irene and Yoli; Izzy; Joe and Shannon; Phyllis; Norma; Joe; Elaine and Warren; Marg; Jennifer; Chris and JoAnne. AND for those who are in need of prayer but have no one today to remember them by name; and those known to each of you alone….

Pray for – students, parents, teachers, and all those involved in the return to school, be it in person, on line, or home schooled. May decisions be respected, suggestions be listened to, fears and anxiety be addressed positively, and negativity be respectfully managed.

Pray forall persons impacted by COVID-19 and may complacencies and self-centeredness NOT overwhelm and endanger systems and other persons, and NOT make the work of providers and essential workers more difficult. May the message of love thy neighbor ring true!

Pray for – persons, fauna and flora negatively impacted by extreme weather events and climate changes, especially storms, fires, floods, droughts, and carbon levels, and for those who offer support, aid and management.

Pray forall who work towards a just and equitable world where racism is no longer, and where all persons are regarded as beloved children of God.

Pray forvictims of abuse and oppression and that abusers would recognize their sin and no longer perpetuate these atrocities upon their fellow human beings.

Pray forall who offer leadership and support within the church, especially Bishop Todd and our priest Bill, who offer hope and much needed spiritual guidance.

“Our Daily Bread” booklet – The current edition for September, October and November are here. Please contact Sharon  [email protected] or 519-933-3164 if you would like a copy.

Cycle of Prayer for September -Tell Evangelism “To proclaim the good news of the kingdom” is to share the news that Christ God is reconciling the world to himself in words. Prayer: Lord Jesus Christ, let your presence fill our hearts and overflow in our actions, that we may proclaim the good news of your kingdom. Let your glory fill this place. Let your glory fill this world! We honour ministries in support of EVANGELISM the First Mark of Mission. Liturgical Ministries: Priests; Licensed Lay Readers; Servers; Intercessors; Readers; Lay Administrators; Chancel Guild; Seminary Student Committee; Prayer and Eucharistic Services in Area Long Term Care Homes; Funeral Home Services; and On Line Worship Services.

Outreach

Community Breakfast Program – The next take out breakfast is this Saturday, 5thSeptember,9.00 am- 10.30 am.

Fundraising

Yard Sale!! Saturday, 12th September, 8.00 am to 12.00 noon. Open to all parishioners. Tables will be supplied for you, but you must take away things not sold.   Profits will be split 50/50 with the church.  To book a table or ask for more info, contact Derek Shadlock 519-672-0912 or [email protected]   or call the office 519-660-6198. 

Pig Roast – The Fund Raising Committee are going ahead with the long planned Pig Roast (following up a highly successful St. Alban’s tradition). This year it will to be a takeout event. It’s on Saturday 19th September. Tickets are $20.00 each. Food will be served between 4:30 pm and 6:30 pm. We are scheduling the pick-up times in 15 minute intervals – 4:30 – 4:45; 4:45 – 5:00 – and so on until 6:30 (to avoid everyone coming at once). Mark your calendars – no need to cook that night!

Activities

The St. Jude’s Crafters – starting back on Wednesday, September 9th in the St. Martha’s room. The rules around physical distancing and masks will be in place. Crafters sew, quilt and do other crafts weekly from 10 am until 3 pm. Please bring your own lunch, favorite beverage, and enjoy fellowship with others! For more information, please contact Nancey Orosz at 519-453-2858.

Around The Deanery

The Deanery of London – invites us to attend a seminar, via Zoom, called “Dignity for All”, Honest Conversations about Racism. It’s on Thursday 10th September. The panelists include our bishop Todd Townsend. Full details can be found on the poster which we have forwarded to everyone.

Room Rental Needed

Rental needed – The diocese has forwarded a request from a Western music student who would like to rent a room for the upcoming year. His name is Adam MacNeil. His request to the diocese was backed by a letter of recommendation from the Bishop of Niagara. If you can help in any way, please contact him at [email protected] as soon as possible.

Let’s Celebrate!!

Welcome!! To a new St. Jude’s member, Ian John McCullough, born April 2nd! We are a bit late, but a hearty welcome just the same. Proud, (and probably tired) mother is Stephanie McCullough. Congratulations to her and Michael as they welcome this new family member.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! This week to Charlotte Bouckley (30th August), Robert Sexsmith (31st) and Ethan Kirkland (3rd September). Hope you all had/have a happy celebration!

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! Shirley and Donald Walmsley, who celebrate on 3rd September. Congratulations and celebrate well!

This weeks picture is the cross marked on the pews for social distancing once services resume Sunday, Sept 13.

Stay home as much as possible and stay safe, everybody!

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